Every home remodeling project starts with a vision of what could be. In order to bring this vision to life, you need the help of a professional home contractor with a team of architects and designers who can bring your vision to reality.
While you probably know what you want the final project to look like, you need to be certain that your remodeling contractor understands your vision. Here are several ways to ensure that they do.
Make Things Clear
The way your working relationship with a home renovation contractor begins will set the tone for the entire process. Here are a few things to think about:
- Keep Things Professional – Your residential contractor will be in your home a lot. While it’s okay to be friendly, be careful about becoming buddies. An unprofessional relationship can make pushbacks a bit more difficult if/when expectations are not met.
- Make Requirements Clear – Help your professional home contractor know what you expect by putting it in writing. Written expectations limit the chances of something going wrong. Include any timelines, targets, progress checklists, a list of materials, and your expected date of completion. There should also be stipulations and contingency plans in case of unexpected issues.
- Give Examples – One way to let your contractor know what you want from a remodel is to provide examples of what you expect. If you cannot find one cohesive picture, think about finding several pictures and create a vision board that incorporates each component. A hand drawing will also do the job in expressing what you want in a space. Keep in mind that all of your ideas must meet the constraints of your budget.
The best way to let things get away from you is to not know what is going on with your home remodel. With any renovation or remodeling project, you have to make yourself available. Here are some tips for making sure that you and your contractor are following the same vision.
- Stay Undated and Be Available – When your project is underway, have regular contact with the contractor regarding the progress of the project. This way you can make sure that everything is going as expected and that there are no unexpected delays or issues. Be sure to have phone numbers for your contractor and any project supervisors before any work begins. As the work progresses, communication may be daily. A time for checking in should be agreed upon so that you are not disrupting their work. These updates can be done by phone or at the work site.
- Visit the Site Daily – This is your home and one of your greatest investments. Visit the work site to make sure that things are going according to plan. Keep in mind that an in-process remodel never looks like a work of art. Trust your contractor when they assure you that it will look better when completed. However, if something looks completely out of place, feel free to question it.
Remodeling a home can be quite stressful and choosing a builder is the most important part of your project. If you are looking for a good relationship with a professional home contractor, contact Vesta Homes, LLC today. In every renovation and remodeling project, we work with a hand selected team of vendors, subcontractors, architects, and designers that come together to provide an elite product. If you are thinking about building a home or remodeling your existing home, please give us a call.